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Robert Feikema: Dealing with and preventing childhood trauma

By Robert Feikema Guest columnist  |  Mar 14, 2018 On Sunday, CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired an important segment on childhood trauma and resilience. The story was the brain child of Oprah Winfrey, who said, “Trauma leaves a hole in the soul, and unless you fix the trauma that has caused people to be the way [...]

From Vision to Provision – Strategy in Action

President and CEO Bob Feikema offers a state-of-the-agency report and an overview of the agency strategy and changes for Fiscal Year 2016-17. His executive summary follows, with a link to his full report. July 1, 2016 marks a remarkable period in the history of Family Services in terms of what took place over the preceding [...]

Fighting Poverty, 110 Years and Counting

Posted Winston-Salem Journal: Monday, May 30, 2016 8:30 pm By Bob Feikema Guest columnist Poverty is front and center in Winston-Salem, thanks to efforts of our city’s Poverty Thought Force, the highly publicized national Red Nose Day and the State of the Community meeting hosted by Mayor Allen Joines, which addressed the impact of the [...]

A Look Back, a Glimpse Ahead – by Bob Feikema

Before memories of 2015 fade it’s worth taking a look back at 2015, which was truly a momentous year for Family Services. It was a year of anniversaries, a testament to the legacy of our service to the community. Founded in 1905, the agency celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2015. Among programs marking decades of [...]

A special Thanksgiving message from Bob Feikema

When someone asks me why they should support the work of Family Services I tell them that: Every year over 500 disadvantaged children will enter kindergarten ready to succeed because they enrolled in our high quality early childhood development program. Every year 2,000 victims of family violence and their family members will find safety, healing [...]

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